MONOGRAM by G. B. Stern
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Not an autobiography -- in the strict sense of the word -- but a personality come to life, and thereby taking precedence over the other ninety and nine conventional autobiographies. Fascinating, as the gradual in-knowing of a delightful new friend is fascinating; revealing, as is anything that starts ones' own threads of memory that causes one to identify experiences and impressions; utterly original, in the vigorous justification of the stream of consciousness method applied to autobiography. There is no beginning, no end; no background of birth and parentage; no chronology of events; no category of friends and acquaintances. Instead, at the end, you have a rich tapestry of a full life, a life savored, shared, enjoyed to the utmost. You pick up facts, and weave them into the pattern, with no illusion of importance as to where and when they belong. You meet as intimates -- or as passing acquaintances -- the people that enliven today's literary world, artistic world, theatrical world. There is humor -- and poetry -- and appreciation -- and keen commentary on the passing scene -- and it's grand reading from first page to last. Perhaps you may guess that I liked it!! Note that G. B. Stern is under a new imprint. For this reason, plus the fact they -- too -- ""like"" the book, you can count on strong publisher backing. Sell to all G. B. Stern fans; to all who like unusual biography.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1936
Publisher: Macmillan